Zverev Flames Out Again At Australian Open; Djokovic Is Hip, Federer Advances

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Roger Federer was a strictly nocturnal beast throughout the first week of the Australian Open but proved just as effective with the sun on his back as he sauntered into the quarterfinals for the 14th time on Monday.

After an exciting 2014 which saw her reach the semi-finals of three Grand Slam events, Bouchard has suffered a downturn in form in recent times and is now ranked at 112.

Ash Barty had never made it through to the final 16 at the Australian Open and she wasn't able to change that trend as she lost to Naomi Osaka on Saturday. "Thankfully it didn't decide the outcome of that second set". Top-ranked Nadal will get under way Monday night against Victor Estrella Burgos on Rod Laver Arena, where he lost the final in five sets to previous year.

So far, world No 2 Federer has won his opening matches without dropping a set.

There was more drama earlier on the center court and Margaret Court Arena, when second-seeded Wozniacki and 2008 runner-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had to come back from big deficits.

While a break for 3-1 with a forehand victor was enough for Federer to go on and secure the opening set after a Gasquet double fault, he bided his time in the second before striking at 6-5 up to break again and double his lead.

Djokovic is eager to play after an elbow injury left him out of action for six months.

Tsonga rallied from 5-2 in the fifth to overcome Denis Shapovalov 3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 in a 3-hour, 37-minute match that contained one of his nonchalant between-the-legs shots on an important point.

Six-time champion Novak Djokovic showed iron-man stamina as he battled hothouse conditions to overcome worn out Frenchman Gael Monfils 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3. Thiem's next opponent is American Tennys Sandgren, who continued his career-best run by beating German Maximilian Marterer to reach the fourth round.

After racing to a 4-1 lead in the third, Federer's place in the fourth round appeared all but set, however a couple of uncharacteristic errors let the Frenchman back in. "I was hoping I could play at that level". Garcia will play Madison Keys in the fourth round.

The Czech probably still has last year's 6-2 6-4 6-4 loss in the last 32 at Melbourne Park fresh in his memory. "Credit to him for playing a great tournament, that's what I told him at the net".

Gasquet had some misfortune with Hawkeye in the second set, having what looked like a decent challenge turned down because the system was not working before going down 2-0 when the rebooted technology showed he had gone long on set point.

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